Recovery Friday and the VoIP Fierce 15

It's been a busy week for the Telecom and Digital Media (TDM - Ha!) Group.

We've moved FierceOnlineVideo from Fridays to Wednesdays.  Sent out our preview edition for TelcoTV on Thursday - Dan O'Shea will be reporting from TelcoTV next week.  To top it all off, we wrapped up the 2008 VoIP Fierce 15.

You can explore the 2008 VoIP Fierce 15 here. There are a couple of names that you might be surprised to see, but others - such as Pactolus for Global Crossing - provide huge services for carriers.  And I'm willing to bet that nearly everyone has some GENBAND in their network.

Dan O'Shea and I have discussed putting together a Fierce 15 for the Telecom sector, but the problem we quickly run into is that there are few privately held companies that are truly "Fierce" and pure-play telecom. For example, development of optical and Metro Ethernet gear tends to be a very capital intensive field, so the few private companies within the space tend to get snapped up or try to go public really quickly.

Let us know what you think.

- Doug